Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cricut Idea Book: Families publications

I was very fortunate to have some layouts published in the Cricut Idea Book: Families.

This one uses some Cosmo Cricket papers, Jillibean Soup letters and the Graphically Speaking and Life's A Beach cartridge.

This one uses some Echo Park papers, some Twinery Twine and the Walk in My Garden Cartridge

This uses some CTMH papers, stamps, cork letters and corrugated shapes.  The stickers are from EAD Designs.  I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

Finally a layout using some Bella Blvd along with the Graphically Speaking and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges.

Inspired By #8

 Just a reminder that there is just one day left to play in my Inspired By Challenge.

I used some new papers and journaling card from In the Making Flirty collection available at Jessica Sprague.

Monday, January 30, 2012

For Cath (sans CHA) with love Blog Hop

I am joining in on the Blog Hop for Cath, who was not able to make it to CHA so this blog hop was organized to help make her feel better.
For Cath (sans CHA) with Love Blog Hop

This one is made with some My Little Shoebox papers and a stamp from The Stamps of Life.  The ribbon is Vintage Seam Binding available at Ribbon Carousel.

So Cath, I hope that you are feeling better soon!  To see all the participants go to Virginia's blog.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Better Place

I am still playing around with more of my stash... although truth be told, there is no way I will ever get through it before more new stuff arrives ;)

I have used the Echo Park Victoria Gardens Collection on this card.  It went together so quickly and easily, love that!  The stamp is from PTI.

Clementine Mini Cards

Just playing around with some of my stash before getting some of the new stuff ;)  It is my day at the Scrap Shotz Cards forum and my challenge is mini cards.  I created a couple of them using the Cosmo Cricket Clementine papers.  The stamp, buttons and cloud die are from Papertrey Ink.

Friday, January 27, 2012


I wanted to ink up my new Unity KOTM and I really liked this sketch from Deconstructed Sketch:

For my card I used my Kaleidoscope Pyramid Pack from Momenta, I love this paper pack, the colors are so fun and cheery.  The cloud has been layered for dimension.  The twine is from The Twinery and is available at Ribbon Carousel.  I am also playing along with the Unity Friends With Flair, which I haven't done in awhile.

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NIkki Sivils giveaway

There is a giveaway happening on the Nikki Sivils blog.  Be sure to grab one of the badges...

Next week we'll start hopping around the blog and picking winners, you will win the collection of the badge that you post on your blog. 
You will know if you are a winner because Katrina or Nikki will comment on your newest blog post.

We Blend Well

I have another post for The Alley Way Stamps.  This one uses the Kitchen Gadgets set along with a sneak peek of one of the new February sets coming out.  The paper is the Echo Park Happy Days and some twine from The Twinery.

Be sure to pop on over to the TAWS blog to see what the other DT have for you today.

Paper Heart Love You

I finally broke into my Paper Heart Collection by Crate Paper.  The button is from PTI and the twine is from May Arts and is of course available at Ribbon Carousel.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cool new stuff at Ribbon Carousel...

Hey everyone!  Today is a big day at RibbonCarousel.com. We are debuting the Brand New Ribbon Carousel© today and, of course, doing a giveaway on our Blog too!  Here are the details:
 The Ribbon Carousel© is made out of White Marine Board Plastic (High Density Polyethylene), giving it a textured top with smooth scrolled edges.  Each Carousel comes with 8 Clear Acrylic rods allowing for many different configurations.  You can use it as a 4, 5, 6 or 8 post Carousel, depending upon your individual needs.

The Ribbon Carousel© holds up to 60 rolls of 3/8" ribbon using 4 rods, 40 Wooden Spools or 16 spools of your favorite Baker's Twine using 8 rods. It SPINS around on a lazy susan, allowing you to access your ribbon and twine easily! This easy-to-use organizer is compact, with a footprint less than 7" square on your workspace. The Ribbon Carousel© holds ribbon spools of any size up to a 4" diameter. Minimal assembly required.

 To use: Simply unscrew the knob on top of the Ribbon Carousel©.  Remove the top and place your spools on the posts as desired.  Replace the top by lining up the rods to the holes in the underside of the top.  Replace the knob to secure the Ribbon Carousel.
 Specifications: Each Ribbon Carousel is approximately 6.85" square and 13.5" tall.  The manufacturing and assembly of each Ribbon Carousel© is in Washington State, USA.
 Now head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog or FB page to be entered in our Giveaway!

Hey Foxy

It's Behind the Alley for the next 4 days.. and we are ready to share with you samples and give you a little sneak peek of what February's release holds.. There are THREE NEW sets from The Alley Way Stamps that you can buy on February 1st in our shop. You want to come back each day this week to see more creations from Behind  the Alley.. you won't want to miss this..

To get you jazzed up about our new release we have some free stamps to offer! WHOOHOO right! :) 
these are the ways you can enter to win.. please leave a separate comment for each one you do...
All you have to do is leave a comment
1-Comment here
2-Comment on the DT girls blogs (below)
3-Comment on the posts all week long
4-Post about it on facebook
5-Like us on Facebook
( you can pick and choose which ones you want to do.. but the more you comment the better chance you have to win) THREE people will picked to receive one of the new sets! You have until Jan 31st to leave comments.

Here are the DT blogs to visit

I am super excited to share my project with you today.. :) I used the  sets Crazy Critters and Talk to Me.  Love the talking bubbles!  The pattern paper is from Jillibean Soup  and the twine is May Arts.  I have mounted the fox and talking bubble on foam squares.


I am on the Momenta blog today with, would love for you to take a peek!

Inspired By #8

The new challenge is up at Inspired By be sure to take a look.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Baby Boy

I really love this sketch over at My Sketch World:

I was also inspired by this photo from Just Inspirational Challenge:

I used some new My Mind's Eye Paper along with a couple of The Alley Way Stamps ( Jibber Jabber and Priceless Joy).  I cut the stars with my Cricut and a bit of Cappuccino twine from The Twinery as well.  This is for the Kraft Journal challenge - tie it up; Scrapbook Essentials - pattern paper.

Now be sure to check out The Alley Way blog to see what the other designers have created today and be sure to come back tomorrow for some sneak peeks of the February Stamp sets.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Inspired By #7

Just a reminder that you have one more day to play along with my Inspired By Challenge, can't wait to see what you do.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Shabby Dream frame

For the Lessology challenge we are asking for some Floral Delight.  Fabric blooms? Paper flowers? Delight us with your spectacular floral creations!

I took this garage sale frame

And made it into this.  The stencilled fabric (stencil cut with my Home Accents Cricut cartridge) was a scrap piece that I had.  I used my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the flowers, wrinkled them and inked them and the vintage binding.

Be sure to head on over to the Lessology blog to see what the others have created and I would love to see you play along.

Be Mine

Time for another challenge at the Ribbon Carousel:

I used this sketch from The Sweet Stop:

As soon as I saw the challenge I thought of my Elle's Studio papers  and elements from Jessica Sprague.  I mixed them with some Bella Blvd paper and cut out.  Finally I added a Flashcard from Pretty Little Studio and some Divine Twine.  This is for the Cupcake Craft challenge - love.

Simple Stories Happy Birthday

Another post for The Alley Way and I had a lot of fun with this one.  I managed to combine all of the January Release sets onto this card.   The Elephant is from Priceless Joy, the little Birdie is from Snow Much Fun, the Sentiment is from Jibber Jabber and finally the face on the balloon is from Kitchen Gadgets.  Another fun card for one of my Grade One students.  This is for the DYSU challenge - Pattern Paper; Crazy for Challenges - child's birthday card and the Paper Sundaes challenge - Paper Piecing.

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